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Sales Drop, Again to 42,000

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    Sales Drop, Again to 42,000

    Vita sales drop again in third week | Joystiq

    Media Create data shows that the PlayStation Vita sold 42,648 units in its third week at Japanese retail, a precipitous drop from last week's already troubling 72,479. Once again, the new handheld trails behind the 3DS (at 197,952), PS3, and, yes, the PSP.

    Compare that to the 3DS, which was also perceived as something of a flop in its early days. In its third week on the market (from March 7 through March 13 of last year), 96,463 3DS systems were sold in Japan, with 209,623 preceding. The Vita is clearly off to a slower start.

    Once again, no Vita games appeared in the Media Create top 20 software charts, though we expect slow retail software sales even after the system picks up, thanks to the pervasive digital distribution of Vita games.

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    It will continue to drop until Sony builds some good will in some capacity, Day 1 adopters are P1s anyway... At a certain point sales will level out and depend heavily on software library and pricing, the latter of which is maniacally stupid for the VITA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gauss View Post
    It will continue to drop until Sony builds some good will in some capacity, Day 1 adopters are P1s anyway... At a certain point sales will level out and depend heavily on software library and pricing, the latter of which is maniacally stupid for the VITA.
    what does "P1 anyway" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neoguardian86 View Post
    what does "P1 anyway" mean?
    I was wondering about that too - as a Day 1 adopter I was wondering if I should be insulted.

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    I have no interest in this at all... even the trophies. I just don't give a shit cuz I know in a few months there will be a better and improved Vita, and it looks like a lot of people think so too

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    Imo the Vita is offering everything a hardcore western gamer really wants in a handheld. Sure it could have better games, but you can say that about every single launch console in history. The psp seems perfect for the japenese market with the types of games they mostly play. The Vita seems perfect for the types of games western gamers want to play. I think it will do better once its released elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid_Loser View Post
    Imo the Vita is offering everything a hardcore western gamer really wants in a handheld. Sure it could have better games, but you can say that about every single launch console in history. The psp seems perfect for the japenese market with the types of games they mostly play. The Vita seems perfect for the types of games western gamers want to play. I think it will do better once its released elsewhere.
    That is what I have been saying. Uncharted is all well in good, but games like Mario and Zelda hold more water over there. If Vita launched with say a Kingdom Hearts of Monster Hunter then it would be a whole different ball game. I think Sony screwed up and should have released it here first or at least at the same time.

    Another big thing is people were burnt with the 3ds when they bought it at 249 and it dropped several months later. I am sure a lot of people are waiting for the same thing to happen here.

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